Origami Owl | Mother’s Day Collection 2014

Origami Owl makes the perfect gifts for Mother’s Day and to show their love for Moms everywhere, they are releasing a new Mother’s Day collection that will be sure to make any mother’s heart melt!

From new charms to earrings, there is something in this Mothers Day collection that will make this an unforgettable day for that special Mom in your life.

These new items will be available for purchase on my website as of April 8th.  A lot of the items are Limited Edition and once they sell out, they are gone forever!

As a mom that blogs, I can’t even tell you all how excited I was when I saw this charm.  It’s going to be the perfect addition to my collection.

origami owl blog charm


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Apparoo App of the Week | Tic Toc Time

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Are you a parent or educator in search of a fun way to teach young learners aged 5-8 to read a clock face and tell time?  From a kid’s perspective, time is a crazy concept: there are 60 seconds and 60 minutes, but 12 hours… unless there are 24!  And phrases like ‘a quarter til’ and ‘half past’ that we take for granted just seem to make their brains melt.  Tic Toc Time takes a holistic approach to teaching time; a family of beavers leads a progression of fun games that first explain using a compass and the movement of the sun and shadows before logically arriving at both digital and analog time-telling.   

Tic Toc iPhone apparoo Coily Locks 1

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Organic Valley – Muddy Waters Farm

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This week I had the pleasure of visiting my first dairy farm!  And not just any dairy farm but an organic one!  Organic Valley “…their philosophy and decisions are based on the health and welfare of people, animals and the earth. They are a mission-driven cooperative, owned by family farmers, and we’ve been leaders in organic agriculture from the very beginning.”

Over this last year I’ve been trying to make a better effort when it comes to what I eat and exercising regularly.  unfortunately I’ve been slacking on both of those and I can definitely feel it in the way I feel and by how I look.  Thanks to Leah of Mamvation I was given the opportunity to go behind the scenes and see what the day in the life of an organic dairy farmer is all about.  Leah is a big supporter of healthy living practices to combat disease.

Organic Valley Family of Farms is the largest organic farmer-owned cooperative in North America. Being a cooperative means that the farm families that produce Organic Valley’s organic dairy products, juice, eggs, meat, soy, and produce are the direct owners of the business.

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